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1944 Sept. 3

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Cablegram from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Confirming that mail is arriving, and he is happy to hear from her and is "fit and well."

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 28

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and constant moving, including orders to move out early the next morning. Describes beauty of French landscape, food tossed to the American troops in gratitude, women throw kisses to the soldiers, and the flags flying. Closes with a love poem to Edith.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 20

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, his living, sleeping, and working conditions in France, farmers' daily routine, and food that he wants. Comments on the war dragging on. Had tooth filling fixed under an apple tree by a "Bronx Jewish dentist." Made a deal with a French family who will supply them with fresh food.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 4

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, how long it takes a cable to reach her, conversation with Captain Hacker about Colonel Dave, and another sudden move. Traveled until 12:30 a.m. and camped in the woods.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 22

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning news-filled mail received, rainy weather, and a hot shower recently taken. Describes the French countryside and hopes Edith will tour it with him after the war. Describes a Red Cross Clubmobile visiting the area with three "girls" serving coffee and doughnuts from it, and compares American women to French women. In a "bull session" with Cap discussed what they might do after the war is over.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 6

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Explains the enclosed money order and other matters relating to finances. Also concerning missing combat jacket, hair care advice from barber, appearance of French women, speculation on where he and others in his unit may be headed as the war in Europe appears to be winding down, and when they will learn about the army's prioroties for discharge. Asks Edith to send a new toiletries kit. Ends with poet... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 16

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Telegram from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Western Union Cablegram. Telling Edith he is happy to hear from her and is "fit and well" and she should not worry.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Received and reacts to pictures of Edith. Also remarks on arrival of packages, meals of K rations and food acquired elsewhere, the New Year, and whether or not services will be held. Shares some encouraging news about the war.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning a letter to his parents and some thoughts on their habits and ways of being, as well as Edith's mother. Bought food in nearby towns; can converse in French fairly well. Has learned from locals about how they fared during the occupation; French farmers were able to hide much of their product from the Germans. Americans are being welcomed. Discusses food bought and meals eaten and family news... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 7

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning letters written, mail, and difficulty of staying in touch. Describes camping situation, getting news from the radio and "Stars and Stripes," and hopes for their future together. Asks about the earthquake.

Carl Henry Papers